Red Sox Fans are still a bit melancholy that the career of slugging first baseman David Ortiz came to a close years ago, but his son D'Angelo might be on the fast track to major league stardom. Ortiz has spent the last few months refining every aspect of his son's approach at the plate, and that work led to this video in which D'Angelo was launching dingers that would have cleared the fence in most MLB ballparks.
The only difference between Big Papi and his son is that D'Angelo is mashing from the right side. It looks like Ortiz's signature power has been passed down genetically.
Ortiz has spent his quarantine molding D'Angelo into a power-hitting beast, as evidenced by this video in March in which the future Hall of Famer passed on his tips and tricks for getting as much power in your swing as possible.
If the Red Sox are already starting to eye up potential targets for their first pick in the 2023 MLB Draft, D'Angelo might be able to usher in another generation of Ortiz power hitting at Fenway Park.